This post used to contain pictures, but due to new storage limitations from WordPress, I had to fix the problem and decided to create a new blog that works as an archive for all the posts from my two years in California. This full post can be found here.

The first day in Las Vegas is at its end. It’s very late and we kinda just got home from a night tour with the most important things to see here in LV. We saw the Venitian, the Volcano show outside of the Mirage, the Freemont Street Experience (a super big LED screen as a roof over the whole street which shows a show every hour) and the Bellagio fountain. It was a little stressy so we didn’t really get a good look at everything from outside but I guess we will have plenty of time for that tomorrow after the Grand Canyon West Rim Tour.

Our day started with a bus tour from Los Angeles to Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas and then to Circus Circus. I didn’t expect me to buy anything at the mall but I couldn’t resist, so I  bought two pair of new jeans shorts, Levi’s and American Eagle Outfitters. And after all the walking in the heat I’m glad I bought a pair of a little bit longer shorts. Even though we’re not walking especially much it hurts more in this heat when my thighs are rubbing together.

We arrived at the hotel at 3pm and we had three hours until the night tour. We decided to take a walk and first look around in the hotel. I had no idea how big the hotels here are. We were walking around for two hours just looking at everything! There is a big amusement park in the pink dome outside our window, who would have known? There are a lot of games to play for kids and of course the casino. It looks exactly like it does on the movies, a lot of one-armed bandits and poker tables. I want to try something tomorrow but I have no idea what. And I don’t know how to play cards, so I guess that narrows it down a bit.

Then we went on the tour and it was as annoying as the busride here. Almost everyone on the bus were Asians so the guide spoke in bad English and some kind of Asian language. Since I’m used to how Americans behave and how nice they are it was hard trying to keep up the good spirit when all the tourists behaved like stupid tourists. But I mean, it’s common sense to apologize when you step on someone’s foot or push them into the spinning door… Just two more days and then we’re on our own in San Francisco, can’t wait!

Tomorrow we will be getting up at 5am to see the amazing Grand Canyon, and which we have to pay $80 per person extra because of some stupid scam thing or whatever. The tour is called: “3-day tour to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon from Los Angeles”. It should be included…

The weather today has been a little unusual. The temperature has been higher than it usually is and it is gonna be hotter these next three days. Today it was 113F (45C) which I thought was okay as long as I didn’t stay outside for too long but they are telling us on the news that it will be 117F three days straight. I hope it will be 118F tomorrow, that means I will be part of history since it never have been warmer than 117 here in Las Vegas!

Mojave Desert The Mojave Desert.The Adventuredome Theme Park Believe it or not, under this dome is a big theme park!Adventuredome Theme Park Part of Circus Circus casino Part of the Circus Circus casino.The Venitian The Venetian.Inside the Venetian Inside the Venetian Inside the VenetianInside the Venetian the Mirage the Mirage's Volcano Show Encore and Whynn Las Vegas downtown Freemont Street Freemont Street, Las Vegas, NV Freemont Street Glass Flowers inside Bellagio Inside the Bellagio hotel.Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Bellagio's big fountain pool The Bellagio pool.Eiffel Tower Restaurant Bellagio's fountain show Bellagio's fountain show Bellagio's fountain show

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